Sondra Wenger is Head of the Americas Commercial Operator Division for CBRE Investment Management. In her current role, Sondra is responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic vision and driving growth in the Americas commercial real estate sector. This includes overseeing acquisitions and asset management. She also holds key leadership positions within the organization, serving on several committees.
Before joining the firm in 2021, Sondra held senior executive positions at institutions such as CIM Group, General Electric and Equity Office Properties. In these roles, she was responsible for formulating and executing real estate investment strategies for these firms. Sondra has been involved in a wide range of transactions, including equity and debt positions in various asset types such as office, life science, medical office, storage, retail, apartments, condominiums, industrial, data centers, cold storage, hotels and mixed-use properties. Her expertise extends to both domestic and international markets, having successfully sourced, negotiated and closed over $20 billion worth of transactions in multiple cities. Sondra began her career in the real estate industry in 1995.
Beyond her role at CBRE, Sondra serves as a Board Member for NYRP, CA South, and American Ventures. She is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Within ULI, she holds the position of Membership Chair on the Executive Board for the Urban Mixed-Use Development Gold Council and is a member of the New York ULI Advisory Board.
Sondra's contributions to the industry have been recognized through various accolades, including Turn Around Atlas Awards – Distressed Deal of the Year, the Green Goddess Award from the New York Restoration Project, being named one of Bisnow's Los Angeles Power Women and GlobeSt.com Women of Influence for Investment Professional and Mentor of the Year, and receiving the NAWRB Commercial Leader Award, the U.S. House of Representatives Commercial Leaders Award.
Sondra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Riverside.